Religious Education

Subject Vision Statement – Religious Education

Content Rationale

Following the Agreed Syllabus means that RE makes a positive contribution to pupils’ learning. Knowledge and skills developed by RE contribute to pupils’ readiness to participate in life in modern, diverse Britain and in a plural world. RE is about helping pupils become literate and articulate about religions and beliefs, and to be thoughtful members of a plural society, so that in learning from religion they are able to make informed choices about how they want to live their lives whilst understanding more about the faith of other people they meet.

Pupils in FS will encounter Christianity and other faiths, as part of their growing sense of self, their own community and their place within it. Pupils in KS1 are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians and Muslims or Jewish people. Pupils in KS2 are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through learning about Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jewish people.

Pupils may also encounter other religions and worldviews in thematic units, where appropriate.

Structure Rationale

As per Agreed Syllabus: Year groups choose a minimum of three key questions per year, taking at least one from each strand of Believing, Expressing and Living.

Religious Education in EYFS

The statutory requirement for RE does not extend to FS1. RE may, however, form a valuable part of the educational experience of children throughout the key stage. Play-based and child-centred approaches will encourage the learning to follow where the child’s interest and curiosity leads. The Agreed Syllabus for RE sets out experiences and opportunities and appropriate learning themes for children in the Foundation Stage. The suggestions made for the EYFS RE are good learning in themselves. They also connect to the EYFS 7 areas of learning

Below you can find the Curriculum Overview for this topic.

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